Bombus griseocollis - (De Geer, 1773)
Brown-belted Bumble Bee
Synonym(s): Bombus (Cullumanobombus) griseocollis (De Geer, 1773) ;Bombus separatus Cresson, 1863
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Bombus griseocollis (DeGeer, 1773) (TSN 714807)
French Common Names: Bourdon à ceinture brune
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.744948
Element Code: IIHYM24280
Informal Taxonomy: Animals, Invertebrates - Insects - Bumble Bees
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Mandibulata Insecta Hymenoptera Apidae Bombus
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Williams, P. H. 2008a. Bombus, bumblebees of the world. Web pages based on Williams, P.H. 1998. An annotated checklist of bumblebees with an analysis of patterns of description (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bombini). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum (Entomology) 67:79-152. Online. Available: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/bombus/index.html. Accessed 2008-Oct.
Concept Reference Code: W08WIL01EHUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Bombus (Cullumanobombus) griseocollis
Taxonomic Comments: Subgenus: Cullumanobombus.
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 20Jun2017
Global Status Last Changed: 13Sep2009
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by inspection
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Reasons: As far as what is known, this is still a widespread bumble bee that is common in many parts of its range. No reports of decline.
Nation: United States
National Status: N5 (14Jun2010)
Nation: Canada
National Status: N5 (20Jun2017)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Arkansas (SNR), California (SNR), Colorado (SNR), Delaware (SNR), Florida (SNR), Idaho (S5), Illinois (SNR), Indiana (S5), Iowa (SNR), Louisiana (SNR), Maine (SU), Maryland (SNR), Massachusetts (SNR), Michigan (SNR), Minnesota (SNR), Mississippi (SNR), Montana (SNR), Nebraska (SNR), New Hampshire (SNR), New Jersey (SNR), New York (S5), Ohio (SNR), Oklahoma (SNR), Pennsylvania (SNR), Texas (SNR), Utah (SNR), Vermont (S4), Washington (S5?), Wisconsin (S4), Wyoming (SNR)
Canada Alberta (S5), British Columbia (S3S4), Manitoba (S5), New Brunswick (SU), Ontario (S4), Quebec (SNR), Saskatchewan (S5)

Other Statuses

IUCN Red List Category: LC - Least concern

NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent: 200,000 to >2,500,000 square km (about 80,000 to >1,000,000 square miles)
Range Extent Comments: Widespread in southern Canada and much of the U.S., with reports as far south as northern California and Florida. Not reported in southern Arizona. It is occurs at low elevations even in the South, and is apparently rare in the Great Smoky Mountains (Super and Moyer, 2003).

Number of Occurrences: > 300

Population Size: Unknown

Number of Occurrences with Good Viability/Integrity: Very many (>125)

Overall Threat Impact: Low

Short-term Trend: Relatively Stable (<=10% change)
Short-term Trend Comments: Colla and Packer (2008) found this species to be uncommon, but with no change in abundance, and Williams et al. (2009) give it a slightly negative decline measure, indicating a possible minor increase. It was the second most abundant species in Grixti et al. (2009) samples during 2007. It is not reported as declining in Vermont or listed as declining by the Committee on the Status of Pollinators in North America (2007), or by Xerces etc., and is apparently still common in South Dakota (Johnson, 2009) and Missouri (Missouri Natural Heritage Program). Matteson and Langellotto (2009) report this bee to be common early in the season in New York City community gardens.

Long-term Trend: Decline of 30-50%
Long-term Trend Comments: Obviously some loss of habitat, but this species persists in very urban parts of New York City.

Intrinsic Vulnerability: Not intrinsically vulnerable

Environmental Specificity: Broad. Generalist or community with all key requirements common.

Other NatureServe Conservation Status Information

Distribution
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Global Range: (200,000 to >2,500,000 square km (about 80,000 to >1,000,000 square miles)) Widespread in southern Canada and much of the U.S., with reports as far south as northern California and Florida. Not reported in southern Arizona. It is occurs at low elevations even in the South, and is apparently rare in the Great Smoky Mountains (Super and Moyer, 2003).

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces

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Endemism: occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations

U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AR, CA, CO, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY
Canada AB, BC, MB, NB, ON, QC, SK

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Ecology & Life History
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Non-Migrant: N
Locally Migrant: N
Long Distance Migrant: N
Habitat Comments: Many kinds of flowery places including prairies, croplands, meadows, urban gardens.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 13Sep2009
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Schweitzer, D.F.; Capuano, N.A.

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Patterson, B.D., G. Ceballos, W. Sechrest, M.F. Tognelli, T. Brooks, L. Luna, P. Ortega, I. Salazar, and B.E. Young. 2003. Digital Distribution Maps of the Mammals of the Western Hemisphere, version 1.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

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"Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Bruce Patterson, Wes Sechrest, Marcelo Tognelli, Gerardo Ceballos, The Nature Conservancy-Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International-CABS, World Wildlife Fund-US, and Environment Canada-WILDSPACE."

Citation for Amphibian Range Maps of the Western Hemisphere:
IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. 2004. Global Amphibian Assessment. IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe, Washington, DC and Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Acknowledgement Statement for Amphibian Range Maps of the Western Hemisphere:
"Data developed as part of the Global Amphibian Assessment and provided by IUCN-World Conservation Union, Conservation International and NatureServe."

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